Meet the OIE Staff

Professional Staff

06138e4Julisa De Los Santos, Interim Director, is entering her fourth year at Bates. She will be serving as Interim Director. Julisa is looking forward to this new role and continuing to work with the team to provide supportive and engaging programs for students. In addition to campus-wide programming such as The Dinner Table a prompt base storytelling program, Julisa co-directs the First generation to college Bobcat First! program. She enjoys connecting with students and interacting with them all around campus. Prior to Bates she worked and studied at Eastern Connecticut State University and Virginia Commonwealth University as a residence hall director where her focus was on student retention and engagement. Julisa holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Social Work. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and exploring new places. She can be reached

Roy Montgomery, is entering his second year as an Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education at Bates College. His programmatic areas of responsibility include faculty dinners and Black and Latinx Men’s Initiatives. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Roy earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University and is currently in his final year of coursework for his Masters of Education in Student Affairs. Roy has served in several student affairs capacities over the past seven years and loves to read and camp in his free time..

Lexie Mucci, Assistant Director of the Office of Intercultural Education, i is excited to start their fourth year at Bates! Lexie oversees the OIE Fellows, a group of student employees charged to create programming focused on academic excellence and community building for all students with a particular focus on students from underrepresented populations including students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and first generation to college students; and supervises SPARQ!, which includes LGBTQIA+ Peer Mentors and ally development opportunities. Lexie also oversees annual programs, various diversity trainings, and the day-to-day functions of the office. Outside of programming, Lexie’s door is always open to support all students throughout their journey here at Bates or to laugh at cat videos! Before Bates, Lexie completed a master’s degree in student affairs counseling from Syracuse University where they worked at the Office of Multicultural Affairs supporting two mentorship programs for students of color. Outside of work, Lexie enjoys spending time with their partner Crystal, cooking vegan food, singing, and spending time with their cats.. They can be reached at:

Jessica Perez, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Transition and Support, Jessica Perez, is now entering her fourth year at Bates. As a member of Student Affairs as well as the Office of Intercultural Education, Jessica serves as a Student Support Advisor, providing guidance to students of color and first generation to college students. She also co-runs the Bobcat First! Program, which serves first-generation to college students, and includes a week-long pre- orientation. Jessica came to Bates after completing a master’s degree in higher education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her undergraduate degree is in English and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University. Originally from East Los Angeles, Jessica enjoys healthy cooking, salsa dancing, and listening to podcasts. She can be reached at: